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Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Dan Royles

October 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Dan Royles

Dan Royles discusses his book, “To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV/AIDS”

“To Make the Wounded Whole” offers the first history of African American AIDS activism in all of its depth and breadth. Dan Royles introduces a diverse constellation of activists, including medical professionals, Black gay intellectuals, church pastors, Nation of Islam leaders, recovering drug users and Black feminists who pursued a wide array of grassroots approaches to slow the epidemic’s spread and address its devastating impacts on African American communities. Through interlinked stories from Philadelphia and Atlanta to South Africa and back again, Royles documents the diverse, creative and global work of African American activists in the decades-long battle against HIV/AIDS.

Royles is assistant professor of history at Florida International University.

Hosted by Stacy Torian, Health Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries

This talk is part of Off the Shelf, a collaboration between the University Libraries and the UNC Press to present new works on racial and social justice in our history and our world. The talk is co-presented by the Institute of African American Research at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Bullitt History of Medicine Club, UNC School of Medicine.

To order this book, visit or call 1-800-848-6224. To receive a 40% discount, register for this event and you will receive a discount code for 40% off the book price.

Please visit the Bullitt History of Medicine Club website for more information.

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October 15, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Dawne Lucas


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